When I was looking through the blogs trying to think of a movie to write about it hit me. No one had written about Stand By Me. Stand By Me is a favorite in everyone’s books. Girls cry, boys cry, everyone cries at some point during this heartfelt film. Stand By Me is a true coming of age film, which follows four boys on their adventure in search of the body of a boy who went missing. Like many films of the 80’s such as The Breakfast Club, Stand By Me is the story of four boys who you would never have guessed to be friends due to their different backgrounds. Gordie Lachance, played by Will Wheaton, is the quiet one of the group who loves writing and telling stories all while dealing with neglect from his father due to the death of his football star brother. Then you have Chris Chambers, played by a very young River Phoenix, who comes from a criminal family of alcoholics and is the rebel of the group who is usually found smoking a cigarette. He’s the one who brings a handgun on the adventure. You then have Teddy Duchamp, played by Cory Feldman, who is the eccentric one but is also physically scared after his father held his ear over a stove, resulting in his having to wear a hearing aid. Finally, there is Jerry O’Connell, who plays Vern Tessio, the overweight timid kid who is usually picked on by everyone. Despite their different backgrounds and different personalities, the boys set out on a life-changing trip in which they all learn to have one another’s backs and learn the value of friendship.